Thanks to Adam Rathe for the fabulous article and for capturing the essence of the Cheetah Plains experience, where everything feels personalised and specially planned for you.
“… Next we flew to Cheetah Plains, a private game reserve in Sabi Sand that has the look of a summer colony designed by Richard Serra, where everything seemed planned just for us. Each party at the property has its own villa, guestrooms, swimming pool, and staff, including cooks and a spa specialist, giving the feeling that there’s no one else staying on-site. House iPhones come preloaded with WhatsApp to text with the staff, each meal is planned with the guests for a completely customized culinary experience, and twice-daily game drives, which we took with our masterful guide, Civilized Ngwenya, were private and designed to maximize our time at the property.
Neither Gordon nor our formidable house managed, Clementine Silinda, could promise we’d see all of the animals on our wish list, but they didn’t need to. Over the course of our stay we spotted leopards and elephants, and on one memorable night we sped through the brush chasing a lion whose attempts to avoid detection were no match for Civ’s skill. It was one of the most exciting drives of my life…”
“Anyone can spot a dazzle of zebras. For a truly unforgettable safari, you’ve got to personalize the wild”– Adam Rathe